Wood duck nest box photos & video

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by giffy, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the time of year when Wood ducks and Mandarins are pairing up and checking out nest boxes. For those of you raising them, I have taken alot of photos and videos from inside the nestbox. Some of the info might help out those of you just starting out with them.

    http://www.giffsfarm.com/nestbox22008.html

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  2. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Excellent website, giffy. Beautiful pictures and good information. [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

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    Quote:Giffy, did you happen to notice my post over here?
     
  4. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

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    I've seen your site many times...but I never asked, how did you get the photos of the ducklings jumping out? Where you there for the moment, or is it like a trail camera?
     
  5. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Scott, I did...........really like the White Mandarins. I am limited on getting to view large photos or video at home, I live in the sticks with only dialup and it is super slow. When folks post large photo files or video I usually have to wait till I am at another computer.

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  6. giffy

    giffy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:1lpoock, I had been trying to capture this (photos) for years. I was recording them (nest cam) getting ready to exit...........when I saw the first one climb out on the monitor I raced out and took the photos (Canon Rebel) from the corner of my garage through the wire. I was about 40 feet away. I have used a trail cam for some photos/video from outside the box but did not have it set up for the jump. You wait all year to see them jump and the whole process lasts a few minutes, if she (duck) feels disturbed/insecure at all she won't call them out.

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  7. Scott

    Scott Ozark Bantams

    Apr 11, 2007
    Southeast Missouri
    Quote:Scott, I did...........really like the White Mandarins. I am limited on getting to view large photos or video at home, I live in the sticks with only dialup and it is super slow. When folks post large photo files or video I usually have to wait till I am at another computer.

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    Not the video per say, but the question on nest boxes (my last post on that thread).
     
  8. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

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    Giffy, I [​IMG] your site!!! Makes me want to downsize my flock, Build an aviary, and stick to one breed! ( SO that the grass doesnt disappear so quickly ) [​IMG]
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Giffy, I think that is the greatest pic ever. Congrats on getting it. [​IMG]
     
  10. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    Quote:Scott, I did...........really like the White Mandarins. I am limited on getting to view large photos or video at home, I live in the sticks with only dialup and it is super slow. When folks post large photo files or video I usually have to wait till I am at another computer.

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    Not the video per say, but the question on nest boxes (my last post on that thread).

    Opening a thread with large pictures or a lot of pictures makes a slow connection take forever to load up. Maybe you could repost the question in this thread. [​IMG]
     

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